It’s time to move: Heal Trauma with Yoga

International DAY OF YOGA – Friday 21 June

Trauma Centre Trauma-Sensitive Yoga (TCTSY) is an empirically validated, clinical intervention for complex trauma or chronic, treatment-resistant post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Developed at the Trauma Centre, in Brookline Massachusetts. TCTSY has foundations in Trauma Theory, Attachment Theory, and Neuroscience.

The methodology is based on central components of the Hatha style of yoga, where participants engage in a series of physical forms and movements to build a trauma survivors’ experiences of empowerment and cultivate a more positive relationship to one’s body. TCTSY aims to support emotion regulation, stabilization, and skill building, for children, youth, and adults around the world who have experienced: PTSD; complex and developmental trauma; family violence; sexual assault; or other trauma, dissociative and emotional/behavioural related difficulties.

The TCTSY program is included in the National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP) database published by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).

How is TCTSY different to Yoga?

In TCTSY the emphasis is on the internal experience of the participant. This shift in orientation, from the external to the internal, is a key attribute of TCTSY as a complementary treatment for complex trauma. With our approach, the power resides within the individual, not the Trauma Centre Trauma Centre Facilitator (TCTSY-F).

The  focus is on the felt sense of the body to inform choice-making, TCTSY allows participants to restore their connection of mind and body and cultivate a sense of agency that is often compromised as a result of trauma.  TCTSY does not use physical hands-on adjustments to influence a participant’s physical form. TCTSY presents opportunities for participants to be in charge of themselves based on a felt sense of their own body.

Please feel free to call Kelly on 0435 287 110 to register for classes or for the up coming information evening.

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